ORIGINAL STEEL BODY 32, PROFESSIONAL BUILT FLATHEAD V/8 W/ SCOTTS BLOWER, NICE
If you're serious about your hot rod, this is the car you've waited to own all your life. A gorgeous 1932 Ford roadster with a built and blown flathead and a metal body, it's full of tradition and built to the very highest standards.
There was obviously no expense spared on this all-steel roadster, starting with the glossy black body. The minimalist hi-boy look dates back to the earliest years of hot rodding but I guarantee there were no rods running around in the late '40s and early '50s that were this exquisitely finished. The paint is about a mile deep, the sheetmetal is straight enough to double as a mirror, and assembly quality is remarkable. There are no tricks, no questionable mods, but the details are where this car really shines, from the greyhound hood ornament (denoting a V8 under the hood in 1932) to the checkerboard motif on the firewall and rear wheel wells. It's worth noting that this Ford still has a rumble seat, which is rare all by itself on a hot rod, and the traditional pinstripes on the various body parts gives it a finished look. '39 Ford taillights, chrome spreader bars, and those big headlights make this one look like a million bucks.
The interior as spectacular as it is traditional, with burgundy upholstery in familiar pleats and a reshaped bench seat that adds valuable legroom as well as an armrest for comfort. Matching door panels, full carpets, and original style hardware are done just the way you'd want them if you were doing it yourself. And forget off-the-shelf gauge packages, this one uses a '32 Plymouth gauge cluster with an engine-turned face and gorgeous white-faced gauges that are definitely right for this rod. A white steering wheel from a later model would have been something you'd use in the '50s for your build, but the AM/FM/CD stereo neatly stashed under the dash is modern tech that makes cruising so much more enjoyable. The black canvas top is a one-piece bop top, so it's removable, and the rumble seat is beautifully upholstered to match the driver's compartment.
Building a rod means you need to choose your engine carefully, and they have chosen wisely with this roadster by running a vintage flathead V8. Built by H&H Flatheads. Based on a 1949 Mercury block and crank, it features Eddie Meyer aluminum heads and a vintage Scotts blower up on top. There's more than $25,000 wrapped up just in the engine itself, never mind the rest of the driveline. It's beautifully finished with polished aluminum and engine enamel that matches the interior, which is a great contrast. There's a big radiator with electric fan up front and period speed decals on the checkerboard firewall and dual carbs in between. Lakes headers are wrapped for an old school speed look and feed a set of satin black pipes. A Tremec TKO600 5-speed manual transmission is a great complement to the flathead V8, giving it punchy street manners but easy cruising on the highway. A chrome dropped I-beam front suspension is pure roadster magic and out back there's a Halibrand quick-change that gives it a period-perfect look (and sound). Plain-jane red steelies with trim rings and hubcaps are traditional, as are the big-n-little bias-ply Firestones.
This might be the coolest '32 Ford roadster we've seen in our showroom. No disappointments and if you like tradition, this one does it right. Call today!
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- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Front Disc Brakes
- Manual Convertible Top
- Power Brakes
- Power Seats
- Vinyl Interior
- Transmission Spec
- Tremec TKO600
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